Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Knitting Factory



That's what I feel like. I've done all these SLIPPERS and two HATS. I have a couple more hats to go and I think I will be done? Oh yeah...I've got a scarf to make too. I'm not sure I can afford to sleep, but I guess maybe it's good that I knit fast.

I also got two balls of yarn from Carodan Farm which I'll use to make socks at some point. I need to get some plain yarn so I can try cabled socks but all these colourways are just too interesting and wild for me to pass up.

Over the weekend, I found a video I had of Kaffe Fassett. It's six episodes of his tv show, Glorious Colour, he had done in the mid 80's for chamomile 4 in the UK. He is so inspirational and so very calming to watch. I'd love to spend a month with him to see if any of it would rub off on me. It almost made me want to do another of his designs. There's a jacket from the Glorious Knits book but I'm just not into spending another 13 years on a sweater. I need to transfer that video to DVD since I'm not sure they can be found again and I'd hate to lose them.

I got Polar Express too yesterday. I've wanted to see that since I first saw the trailer on Apple's web site. I was not disappointed, it was brilliant! Made me feel things about Christmas I haven't felt since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I think I'll watch it again tonight.

I know there's more stuff I wanted to say but can't think at the moment.

8 comments:

Dave Daniels said...

Good for you for getting all that knitting done. And that Limbo yarn looks great. What weight is it? Looks like it owuld make a nice hat. Or a scarf even.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Kyra said...

You're going to love that Limbo. Your socks will knit up super fast with it. PS - the slippers turned out great. I love the colors and being made out of Red Heart, they will survive a nuclear war!

~drew emborsky~ said...

Fassett makes me feel like there is a realm into which he has gone, but that I can't comprehend yet.

KnitSteph said...

Holy Schmokes! You are a knitting factory!

Hope you had a wonderful Turkey day!

Jerry said...

Dave...It's nice to have some no-brainers to knit once in a while but I'm getting bored with it and want to get back to my cable sampler :-) The Limbo yarn I thought was sock weight but is more like a sport weight. Will just be bulky socks which is fine with me! Or maybe a scarf! Or even arm warmers? Who knows :-)

Jerry said...

Kyra- LOL! The slippers will last a lifetime in Red Heart-it's great for slippers, not much else. The lighter pair (colour was called "Watercolour") felt like I dunno what...nasty but the other two were fine.

Can't wait to start the Limbo yarn! It feels nice!

Jerry said...

Drew- Fassett is a one and only kinda guy. I find incredible beauty in his work, I feel very tranquil while watching him on the videos I have of his UK tv show and wish I possessed half his creativity. I just feel bad I will never knit another of his designs...just too much work for this boy.

Jerry said...

Hey Steph! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! It was quiet here which is nice. I cooked for my dad and I.

Knitting factory isn't the word and still no end in sight...wish some of y'all lived closer-this would be a fun time for a S&B.